January 27, 2019

Are frogs and toads disappearing from our gardens?

Isla Glen, 17

During the spring, frogs are a common sight in my garden. Being hidden, silent and still means I can watch these wonderful amphibians in their natural habitat. It is almost like peering into another world.

But since 2014, regular sightings of frogs have fallen by 5% and toads by 7%, due to a lack of garden ponds. These figures are in Scotland alone.

Across the world, almost one third of amphibious species are threatened.

It is vital that we protect these creatures by creating small ponds and living spaces. They are an important part of our eco-system, and without them other creatures would also be in danger.